February 7, 1952 ~ December 18, 2011
Thomas Short, age 59, died Sunday, December 18, 2011 at his home in New Hampton, IA. Thomas Joseph Short was born on February 7, 1952 to Thomas and Alberta Short in Oelwein, IA. He attended school in Fairbank. Tom was employed at John Deere Company in Waterloo for many years. He also drove truck for several years. Tom lived in the New Hampton area for most of his adult life. Thomas enjoyed working on cars, reading western novels and watching western movies and spending time with his friends. He is survived by his children, Joe Short of Wayzata, MN, Mike (Sherri) Short of Zimmerman, MN, Jennifer (Jason) Hackman of Wayzata, MN, Jamie (Shannon) Short of Mound, MN and Jason Short of International Falls, MN; nine grandchildren; his sisters, Bonnie (Kenny) Pehl of Readlyn, IA, Veronica (Ted) Geerts, Patty Pegg and Linda (Larry) Richter, all of New Hampton and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Donald and Michael and one half-brother, Bob Erhardt. Cemetery: A private family burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family. with a time of sharing at 5:00pm at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton.